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“Hiring Should be as Hard as Firing” December 21, 2007

Posted by Tariq Ahmed in Inspirational Quotes.
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These are wise words to pass on to your managers.  Firing someone is the hardest thing a manager can do and therefore when they are hiring, remind them of the above Sith proverb and make them reflect on the magnitude of their hiring decision.  A body hired today, may have to be fired tomorrow.  Hire wisely.

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1. Mike Morierity - December 22, 2007

So true Mr Vader, so true. I’m currently going through such a thing – I had to staff up quickly for a project we won a bid on, and thus had to cross our fingers. We didn’t luck out so well, so now some heads have to roll.

2. Darth Vader - December 22, 2007

If it was just for 1 project perhaps a temp agency or contract workers would have been better. You may have paid more for the help, but they would know it would be a 1 time project.

3. Rob - January 1, 2008

Lord Vader, as you know when you were hired by Emperor Palpatine recruitment practices of advertising, screening, interviewing, hiring and training are riddled with waste; it’s both too expensive and extremely time-consuming. I increasingly find that HR is a great candidate for a transactional lean six sigma project.

4. Education Blog » Blog Archive » Hiring Is Harder Than Firing - January 19, 2009

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